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Understanding processes affecting mineral deposits in humid environments

Contaminants from mines move more easily from ore materials and mine waste piles to surrounding estuaries and living organisms when water moves through the mine site. Geochemical results shown here will help people mitigate the negative effects.

by Seal, Robert R. II and Ayuso, Robert A.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3105
This publication is available only as a PDF document.
Related topics:
Chemical analysis, Mine drainage, Toxic radionuclide contamination, Toxic trace element contamination, Water chemistry, Mine sites, Mineral deposit areas
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